Is this Heaven? No, it's Fenway Xander

Eric D. Schabell
Contributing Writer

It is his third time being at Fenway.

It is the first time he is on the field for batting practice.

He won't be in the starting lineup for the game against the Orioles, but he took grounders at shortstop and third base before taking batting practice.

First impressions, he compared Fenway to the parks in his native island Aruba saying that there are a lot of rocks in Aruba. Not here Xander. This ain't Aruba anymore, you have arrived.

He has his first major league hit, first RBI, but nothing yet at Fenway.

“I’m really enjoying every moment of it,” Bogaerts said. “Thankfully, we won a few games so it made it a lot better. I’m just thankful to be here.”

We can only imagine.

With a bit of luck, he will see some at bats and get a crack at the Monster against the Orioles.

A small suggestion.

Grab a handful of that dirt from Fenway, while out there at shortstop, to send home to Aruba.

Tell them this is what heaven looks like.

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